Nellie Ann Ellington, 65, a school teacher, died Monday, January 13, 2020, at Baptist Hospital in Jackson.
Visitation was Wednesday, January 15, 2020, from 10-11 a.m. at Our Lady of Victories Catholic Church in Cleveland.
Funeral mass was 11 a.m. Wednesday at Our Lady of Victories Catholic Church in Cleveland with burial in the Shelby Cemetery.
Meredith-Nowell Funeral Home in Clarksdale, MS was in charge of handling the arrangements.
Mrs. Ellington spent her entire career in education at West Tallahatchie School District for 28 years teaching both young and old. She spent four years traveling as an educational consultant with Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. The last five years she has spent at Tallahatchie County Correctional Facility (Core Civic) in Tutwiler.
Survivors include her husband of 45 years David Ellington; son Chad Ellington of Webb; daughter Dr. Natalie Ellington of Tampa, FL; brother John Duraj (Linda) of Shelby; and sisters Maria Johnson (Bruce) of Shelby, Zofia Lindsey (Don) of Cleveland and Theresa Balducci of Shelby, MS.
She was preceded in death by her parents Edward and Nellie Dzuria Duraj.